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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Springs Industries Supports Our Troops!

The Springs Industries employees pictured above donated 350 pillows to help welcome home Fort Carson's heroes. They also sent welcome home messages.

Thanks to all of you for supporting our troops!

HUMANITARIAN AID DELIVERY — Romanian soldiers watch humanitarian aid drop from a C-130 aircraft in Nagahan, Afghanistan, May 30, 2005. The Romanian soldiers assisted in retrieving the aid so it could be distributed to the residents of Nagahan. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jerry T. Combes

In Today's News - Wednesday, June 1, 2005

Quote of the Day
"The price of liberty is, always has been, and always will be blood: The person who is not willing to die for his liberty has already lost it to the first scoundrel who is willing to risk dying to violate that person's liberty! Are you free?"
-- Andrew Ford

News of Note
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Kidnapped Iraqi governor found dead
AP: Iraq concerned U.S. may leave to soon
Iraqi president: Saddam to be tried soon
New classroom marks Iraq reconstruction milestone
Homicide Bomber Strikes Iraqi Airport Checkpoint

Operation Enduring Freedom
Bomber Strikes Afghan Mosque

Fallen Heroes
Nine killed in two aircraft crashes in Iraq
U.S. Marine killed fighting insurgents
San Antonio reservist dies in Qatar from illness
U.S. Marine Killed Near Western Iraqi Town of Ramadi Associated Press
Ex-FBI official unmasked as 'Deep Throat'

Ananova: War In Iraq
Centre 'to solve world's problems'

The US News: Iraq News
Iraq seeks constitution help
Iraqi president: Saddam to be tried soon
New PM led opposition to Iraq war
Iraq lets watchdog keep monitoring oil activities
US death toll in Iraq surges amid rebel violence
Russian government sets sights on 'subversion'
First Muslim women conquer Mount Everest
Iraq asks U.N. to renew security mandate
Japanese to Koizumi: change tone toward China
Grievances cast chill over US-China ties
A higher profile for Iraqi troops?
Insurgents in Iraq fear democracy, says Bush
Body of Provincial Governor Found Following Fierce Battle in Western Iraq
Iraqi minister asks Syria to watch its border
U.S. Army officers cite lack of troops in key region

Fox News
Dutch Vote on EU Constitution
Border Patrol Kickback Probe
Bush: Gitmo Critics 'Absurd'
Department of Defense
Bush Touts Strength of Democracy in Iraq — Story
Cheney: Insurgent Activity 'Will Clearly Decline' — Story
Rice: Initiative Helps Stem WMD Trafficking — Story

Marines in Tora Bora for Operation Celtics - Story
Forces Improve Security in Bermel District — Story
Benchmark 1,000th Project Completed in Iraq — Story
Engineers Clear Debris, Reduce IED Hazards — Story
Camp Victory Troops, Civilians Honor Fallen — Story
Memorial Day Remembered in Iraq

Task Force Baghdad Medics Sharpen Skills Photos
U.S., South Koreans Train Iraqi National Guard

Sister, Brother Reunite in Iraq — Story

Indy Race Fans Rally Support — Story
N.Y. Families 'Adopt' Sailors
Marines 'Infiltrate' Central Park

4 U.S. Airmen, Iraqi Killed in Crash
Myers: Iraq Makes Progress
U.S. Helicopter Crash Claims Two
Air Force F-16 Assists in Search
Iraq Daily Update
Multinational Force Iraq
Iraq Reconstruction
Weekly Progress Report (pdf)
Insurgents Killed in Border Clashes
Afghanistan Daily Update
Myers: U.S. Must Fight Extremists
Torture Reports 'Irresponsible'
Waging and Winning the War on Terror
Terrorism Timeline
Terrorism Knowledge Base

'Greatest Generations' Honored
Navy Detachment Returns May 31
Military 'Very Busy but Healthy'
National Guard, Reserve Update

Officials Identify Marine Casualty — Story
from The Weather Channel
Al Azamiyah Al Basrah Al Hillah Al Karkh Al Kazimiyah Al Kut An Nasiriyah Baghdad Baqubah Mosul Najaf Nineveh Tall Kayf
Bost/Laskar Ghurian Herat Kabul Qandahar

Today in History
- The first earthquake recorded in the U.S. occurs at Plymouth, Mass.
1774 - The British government orders the port of Boston closed.
1789 - The first U.S. Congressional Act (administering oaths) becomes law.
1792 - Kentucky becomes the 15th U.S. state.
1796 - Tennessee becomes the 16th U.S. state.
1813 - Capt John Lawrence says, "Don't give up the ship."
1843 - Sojourner Truth leaves NY become an antislavery activist.
1861 - The first Civil War skirmish occurs at Fairfax Court House, Va; The U.S. and The C.S.A. stop mail interchange.
1862 - General Robert E. Lee takes over as Commander of the Confederate forces, after Joe Johnston is wounded at Seven Pines.
1864 - Battle of Cold Harbor, VA.
1868 - In Austin, the Texas constitutional convention meets.
1869 - Thomas Edison patents the voting machine.
1877 - U.S. troops are authorized to pursue bandits into Mexico.
1939 - The British sub "Thetis" sinks in Liverpool Bay with 99 aboard.
1941 - Germany bans Catholic publications.
1947 - The OPA disbands (issued WW II rationing coupons).
1958 - Charles de Gaulle becomes premier of France.
1962 - Oscar 2 (ham radio satellite) is launched into orbit; USAF Major Robert M. White takes his X-15 to an altitude of 40,420 meters.
1970 - Soyuz 9 is launched into orbit for 18 days.
1980 - CNN begins broadcasting.
1991 - In the Phillipines, Mount Pinatubo erupts - the first time in 600 years.

- Union General Philip Kearney
1825 - Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan (cavalry)
1831 - Confederate General John B. Hood
1907 - Frank Whittle, inventor of the jet engine
1928 - Georgi T. Dobrovolsky, cosmonaut (Soyuz 11)

- Louis Nicholas Davout French field marshall
1864 - Solomon George Washington Dill, white Civil Rights hero, assassinated by white terrorists in his home in SC.
1968 - Helen Keller
1987 - Rashid Karami Lebanon, PM of Lebanon ten times

Reported Missing in Action
Crosby, Frederick P., USAF (FL); RF8A hit by ground fire, crashed and exploded; KIA, body not recovered

Borling, John L., USAF (IL); F4C shot down; Released by DRV February, 1973 - still serving in the USAF as of 1996; alive and well as of 1998
Myers, Armand J., USAF (OR); F4C shot down; Released by DRV February, 1973 - alive and well as of 1998

Andrade, Father, Civilian Priest (France); Released
Magers, Paul G., US Army (NE); AH1G shot down; KIA, body not recovered
Wann, Donald L., US Army (OK); AH1G shot down; KIA, body not recovered

McDonald, Herman; AWOL, returned to US, discharged